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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 8:30 AM

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George W. Bush (The Decider) is apparently coming to the conclusion that now is the best time to invade Iran. It is strange that North Korea has claims to have tested a nuclear weapon yet Mr. Bush refuses to have talks with North Korea. As the number of US soldiers who died in Iraq inches closer to three thousand the president-select still feels the need to inflict more death and destruction on a foreign nation that hasn't attacked the US. This is an excerpt from a recent article in The Nation magazine: "The Nation has learned that the Bush Administration and the Pentagon have moved up the deployment of a major "strike group" of ships, including the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship, to head for the Persian Gulf, just off Iran's western coast. This information follows a report in the current issue of Time magazine, both online and in print, that a group of ships capable of mining harbors has received orders to be ready to sail for the Persian Gulf" Without a doubt the Bush team is planning "Shock and Awe 2", which will be a quick devastating attack on an unsuspecting victim. There will be much death and destruction of infrastruction just like in Iraq. Also like in Iraq after this massive demolition becomes a reality Halliburton, Bectel, Titan, Caci etc. will be called in to clean up the mess at tremendous cost to the US taxpayer. Every outrageous illegal act that George Bush gets away with is followed by one even more outrageous and more dangerous to the welfare of the US citizen. Iran is NOT Iraq. Iran is a country that is capable of defending itself. Our armed forces are already overextended. The apparent victory in Afghanistan is now questionable. The trillion dollar plus price tag of the Iraqi war is siphoning off badly needed funds for U.S. domestic needs like healthcare and education. Many civil liberties are being curtailed or eliminated. Arlen Specter was the Republican who first brought to Congress his geniune concern for the protection of Habeus Corpus now Mr. Specter has changed his position and supports the President-select in his campaign to eradicate an eight century old law. What could have possibly been done to Specter to make him change his mind? What blackmail or innuendo
did he fall victim to? Mr. Bush knows that the United States has a history of rallying behind the president in a time of war. Does he think that his October Surprise attack on Iran will help him and Republican candidates up for re-election in November? Once again, Halliburton has completed new prison facilities that can hold "tens of thousands of prisoners". Of course we are told that these facilities were disigned for enemy combatants, but this president gives himself the right to amend or discard any law he sees fit so if he wants to declare dissident US citizens enemy combatants he will do so. We could very well being seeing the first ever US dictatorship.

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